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Video – DesignNotes by Michael Surtees http://designnotes.info Testing & Sprinting Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:11:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Video’s of Cablevision’s Optimum iPad App from People Describing their Experience http://designnotes.info/?p=5005 http://designnotes.info/?p=5005#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2011 01:19:13 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=5005 Yesterday I posted a number of headlines and quotes about Cablevision’s Optimum iPad App. Today I thought it would be interesting to post videos that people recorded of their experience […]]]>

Yesterday I posted a number of headlines and quotes about Cablevision’s Optimum iPad App. Today I thought it would be interesting to post videos that people recorded of their experience with the app. The images in the articles are ok but to see people actually interacting is something that I’m finding cool on multiple levels. Just so there isn’t any confusion I’m copy + pasting some of the text from my previous post: One of the best things about being a designer is designing experiences that have never been considered before. It doesn’t get much better than pushing what can be done on an iPad. While at Behavior I had the opportunity to be part of something pretty exciting. I can’t really say much about Cablevision’s iPad app or the design process though I’m really happy to read people’s initial reactions to it.

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It’s been a good year for creative people to make the best of a bad weather situation http://designnotes.info/?p=4380 http://designnotes.info/?p=4380#respond Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:52:20 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=4380 It’s been a good year for creative people to make the best of a bad weather situation. First there were the stories of people being stranded because of Eyjafjallajökull volcano […]]]>

It’s been a good year for creative people to make the best of a bad weather situation. First there were the stories of people being stranded because of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Now there’s videos starting to emerge from Blizzageddon. Below are a couple that I’ve enjoyed. It’s great to see people react to what’s in front of them for others to experience.

December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse from Michael Black on Vimeo.

Idiot With A Tripod from Gothamist on Vimeo.

Stranded from Eyal Dimant on Vimeo.

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I’m just going to embed this because I can http://designnotes.info/?p=3594 http://designnotes.info/?p=3594#comments Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:58:52 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=3594 Embarrassed to say how many times I’ve watched/listened to this since last night…]]>

Embarrassed to say how many times I’ve watched/listened to this since last night…

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A couple interviews & a talk I watched a couple times http://designnotes.info/?p=3225 http://designnotes.info/?p=3225#respond Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:58:20 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=3225 Dan Hill – New Soft City I found this video via @calebkramer last week. Readers of City of Sound already know about the authour though I have to admit I’d […]]]>

Dan Hill – New Soft City

I found this video via @calebkramer last week. Readers of City of Sound already know about the authour though I have to admit I’d never seen him speak online. From IXDA Dan Hill shares a lot of nodes that have been generated by info that end up outside where more than one person can experience it.

Norman Foster—Charlie Rose
While kind of mainstream in some circles, Norman talks about clients and inspiration with Charlie that’s worth hearing.

Andrew Sullivan—Charlie Rose
I mentioned this on Twitter because if you happen to publish online there’s some great stuff to hear. That’s part one of the interview. Halfway through it goes through a ton of other honest issues that you’d never hear a journalist talk about.

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A Timeline of 10-10-10 Stuff that I found Worth Watching & Reading in Order http://designnotes.info/?p=3305 http://designnotes.info/?p=3305#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:02:19 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=3305 The Power Of Ten (Simpson’s Style) CORE 77: Powers of Ten—A Video Response Design Competition So it didn’t take long for FOX to take down the Banksy Simpson’s intro, though […]]]>

The Power Of Ten (Simpson’s Style)

CORE 77: Powers of Ten—A Video Response Design Competition

So it didn’t take long for FOX to take down the Banksy Simpson’s intro, though you can still see it HERE.

To be honest I wasn’t that interested in 10-10-10 until I watched the Powers of Ten video from the Eames office. Once I viewed that I decided to tweet quite an old post from the Simpson’s intro. A while later I came across an interesting idea put forth from Core77, a video response to the original Eames film. While the next Simpson’s video entry wasn’t about 10-10-10, it was aired yesterday. The big deal about was that it went quite a bit longer than I’ve seen in the past from the Simpson’s and was choreographed from Banksy. Plus I had a Simpson’s intro already in the post so it seemed to fit for me. Final thing was a comment from someone at IBM on my original Simpson’s post talking about a video that they created as a homage to Powers of Ten. But after seeing all that stuff in order it seemed like a much more interesting Sunday than originally planned. Between all the magnification and exploration there’s still a lot to discover.

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A Couple Angles About Education During This Economy of Online Scale http://designnotes.info/?p=2382 http://designnotes.info/?p=2382#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:33:22 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2382 This is one of those posts that came together after reading and viewing three different angles concerning education. It made sense to lump them together to show the spectrum of […]]]>

This is one of those posts that came together after reading and viewing three different angles concerning education. It made sense to lump them together to show the spectrum of where education might be headed. I remember watching the video from Salman Khan first. My thoughts after that were if a person was really motivated they could really teach themselves more than a person that is unmotivated that is going to University. There’s a lot of other free online resources that can be found on YouTube and even iTunes. It is a matter of someone having the time and inclination. The second post came from TechCrunch that sort of backs up the assertion that online videos will give the opportunity and access that was not once available. Again I think it is up to an individual to take the initiative to discover this information. I don’t think it is five years away but in some case already here. The third post from Salon.com is depressing. I took a quote from the updated post that talks about how some schools are closing early and libraries are being shut down. Below I reversed the order showing the most negative post and built it up to what the potential might be for learning.

From Salon.com: What collapsing empire looks like. Utah is seriously considering eliminating the 12th grade, or making it optional.  And it was announced this week that “Camden [New Jersey] is preparing to permanently shut its library system by the end of the year, potentially leaving residents of the impoverished city among the few in the United States unable to borrow a library book free.”

From TechCrunch: Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. “Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world,” Gates said at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA today. “It will be better than any single university.

The above video of Salman Khan speaking at GEL (Good Experience Live) Conference. He talks about how he started creating different types of tutorials online and how it has grown. His YouTube channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy?feature=chclk

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Pixels by Patrick Jean http://designnotes.info/?p=2069 http://designnotes.info/?p=2069#respond Thu, 08 Apr 2010 11:48:33 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2069

Music Version Above

Non Music Version

Found the above video Pixels by Patrick Jean via friend @jollysonali. If you’re a fan of NYC, Space Invader and Tetris you’ll like this…

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No Undo Button for Transmitting Ideas http://designnotes.info/?p=2050 http://designnotes.info/?p=2050#comments Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:22:50 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2050 NYT: WhoseTube?

OK Go’s new video made the interweb rounds pretty quickly. By any measure it was pretty cool to watch. But I also couldn’t really enjoy it because of something I read from them in an OP–Ed New York Times piece. How is it that one week the band is talking about the business of music and not being allowed to show their video, and the following month they’re splashing the video everywhere. I wish I had never read what they said in the NYT. It was a case of knowing too much info from a couple different angles. It’s nothing new to disagree with the politics of an artist while enjoying their work. But I also think it’s also crying wolf. Next time something happens to them that they don’t like in the business they’re in, are they likely to been seen in the same light.

I wonder what the balance is between a person/artist/business person transmitting their thoughts with all the tech and ease of use to spread ideas, and considering if they’re going to offend someone or not. Or what happens if they change their mind in time. How does one broadcast when the rules aren’t set up for an undo button?

Not even five minutes after my post Faris passed along this link YouTube Darlings OK Go Say Bye-Bye to EMI in the comments…

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Link Drop Today Video Festival 005 http://designnotes.info/?p=2046 http://designnotes.info/?p=2046#respond Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:42:32 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2046 These are the latest videos posted from Link Drop Today…

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Link Drop Today Video Festival 004 http://designnotes.info/?p=2040 http://designnotes.info/?p=2040#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:31:54 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2040 Below are the most recent videos uploaded to Link Drop Today

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Music Video Shot with iPhone QuadCamera App http://designnotes.info/?p=2034 http://designnotes.info/?p=2034#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:34:05 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2034

Takayuki Fukatsu, the creator of the QuadCamera App (read my interview with him here) in his latest post mentions what could possibly be one of the first music videos shot with an iPhone. What makes the video compelling is the use of the QuadCamera App to give it a great stop motion feel.

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A couple Notes from Listening to Richard Saul Wurman and SenseMaker Dialogs http://designnotes.info/?p=2033 http://designnotes.info/?p=2033#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:15:29 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2033 Familiar & Strange, Strange & Familiar

While attending SenseMaker Dialogs for their second event I was quite impressed with Richard Saul Wurman, the first of the two speakers last night. The term speaker is probably not the correct term to describe him though. As I walked in fifteen minutes early he was already on stage having a conversation with the audience that was there. That conversation continued until he stopped just before 8pm. His fluid approach as a conversationalist as opposed to lecturing was quite refreshing.

I probably wouldn’t do justice to his talk by trying to relive the whole conversation in a post though a couple points and observations did stand out for me. He strongly suggested that listening is a skill to strengthen at all times and to hold of on writing stuff down. That’s a contrast for me because I’ve always thought it was best to write something down as I’m more likely going to remember it. In terms of concepts he talked about the interplay between familiar and strange and the inverse of strange and familiar. Recognizing those patterns often lead to insights that in turn be acted upon.

Here’s my 140 tweet review of Richard…

If you get the chance to hear Richard Saul Wurman, I highly reccomend paying whatever it costs. Great conversationalist...

Following Richard’s talk there was a brief introduction of the SenseMaker Dialogs series and their speaker format of inviting two guests to present for forty five minutes each a couple times a year. While they have a Facebook page I hope they launch a normal site for SEO purposes. As far as I can imagine they have no way to check the analytics to see who’s visiting the site, who’s pointing to them or what’s being said outside of Facebook.

After that introduction Garry K. VanPatter talked about Humantific’s approach to design. I winced at seeing the concept of design mashed together with numbers like 3.0 or 4.0 because it felt forced. I think we’re passed the versioning thing. With that said there were a lot of points that I could consider as I continue to design. I’m just not a fan of someone on stage suggest that they’ve been at the forefront of a generalized concept of design for the last ten years and now everyone is ripping him off. The most fascinating part of his talk for me was the sketched design processes of a number of different types of people—students, to designers to business people. He could have easily just talked about that for the entire time and would have kept people interested.

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Link Drop Today Video Festival 003 http://designnotes.info/?p=2028 http://designnotes.info/?p=2028#respond Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:50:17 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2028 These are the latest videos that I’ve posted at Link Drop Today.

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Link Drop Today Video Festival 002 http://designnotes.info/?p=2018 http://designnotes.info/?p=2018#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2010 05:16:17 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=2018 This is the second collection of an ongoing series of videos that have seen some air time on Link Drop Today.

]]> http://designnotes.info/?feed=rss2&p=2018 1 Video of Mission Street Food in SF http://designnotes.info/?p=1986 http://designnotes.info/?p=1986#respond Sat, 12 Dec 2009 16:17:05 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1986 just had an awesome meal at mission street food w/ @steveportigal and partner Anne, menu attached

A couple months ago (seems like years now) I was raving about Mission Street Food in this blog post about my dinner that I had with Steve Portigal in SF. Steve Passed me along a video that talks about how the idea came to be and the people behind it. It’s kind of long at 13 minutes, but very much worth the watch. If you happen to be in SF or visiting and are wondering what to do on a Thursday or Saturday night, go there. When I go back that will be on my must to do list.

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I just found my favourite TED video http://designnotes.info/?p=1970 http://designnotes.info/?p=1970#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 02:18:09 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1970

I think I’m going to watch this video at least once a day for a week, maybe longer if the mood hits me. While the first four minutes are a bit of a warm up, keep trucking through until Scott talks about vision. There’s four basic principals that are really worth taking note of. While I’ve never written them down in his order, I can attest to them all. If you keep your eyes open and keep those ideals in mind I believe anything is possible. The video gets even better after that, but I won’t share how he see’s the monitor.

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Moving City Map Data http://designnotes.info/?p=1928 http://designnotes.info/?p=1928#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:43:38 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1928 Image from Urban fabric/form comparison: Spacing Toronto

I used the above image from my Living Patterns post as a starting point for the separate video that was passed on to me from a friend about city growth and shrinkage visualized. Taking on the same black and white contrast, the video shows the amazing map patterns of different cities around the world. It starts off predictably with Detroit though moves on to comparing cities like Liverpool and Manchester. Shapes pop up, slowly move down, others disappear entirely only to be found again in larger complexes.

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Link Drop (6·19·09) http://designnotes.info/?p=1809 http://designnotes.info/?p=1809#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:36:43 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1809 Link Drop Themes

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in turn that means less time to collect and filter interesting stuff on the interwebs. The new iPhone came out which made me happy as I was getting tired of my 2nd generation iPhone that I’ve had for a couple years. I’ll post a review about that once I’ve fully tested it out. Other things that caught my attention related to process and technology quite a bit.

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#CNNfail: Twitter Blasts CNN Over Iran Election
I tried to keep the amount of blog posts related to Iran, news and the social apps that were sending out information to a minimum. Fascinating to see how CNN on tv really dropped the ball with Iran in the beginning of the election only to be castigated with those people that expected more from a trusted source.

Candy Chang » Blog Archive » 5 Ways to Redesign a City_1245606930536

5 Ways to Redesign a City
A quick post with links to how interaction design can help redesign a city. Personally I’m not sure why the pdf had to call out “interaction design” and not just use the profession of design…

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Inside the GPS Revolution: 10 Applications That Make the Most of Location
There’s a lot of interesting ideas in this one, every designer should read this.

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Crowdsourcing: What It Means for Innovation
Some additional comments about crowdsourcing. Not much new insight into the idea but worth a quick glance.

 Mapping a better world | The Economist_1245606964439

Mapping a better world
Smart article about turning abstract concepts into information that people can understand while looking at maps.

HistoryShots - Information Graphics - History Related_1245606975041

Great collection of visualization posters. Lots to look at for reference, and if so inclined—purchase. The site is nicely designed too.

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Flip Flop Fly Ball
If you like baseball or a fan of data visualization, this is the site for you. Surprised I haven’t heard of it before this week.

Is Design Thinking bullshit

Is Design Thinking bullshit?
How could I not include a post with a title like that in Link Drop? Nothing really new again about design, but interesting how they compare “design thinking” to the ppt version of how a product is developed. Has a couple links included in the post worth looking at too.

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The Difference Between Analogue And Digital Part II: Time
I’m always interested in reading about people’s experiences from the two worlds out there, real and digital. They take a comparative view of how scheduling and time works out in both of those world’s.

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The Next Google? Fifty Promising Tech Startups
Nice to see Daylife included in the list, you can read about it here.

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Not a Daily Drawing: Work for The Webby Awards and w+k
While portfolio sites have their place, working examples like this are much more powerful in my opinion. They show the design in the real world and give it a voice from the person creating the work. Plus there’s rss, so it can be distributed to those that subscribe to the blog.

Use Their Work Free

Use Their Work Free? Some Artists Say No to Google

I got really mad after reading this article. It’s completely arrogant and ignorant to treat design like this. Especially when they can actually afford to pay people to be art directed.

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Can You Estimate The Value Of Exposure?
Interesting post from the original NYT article I referenced above.

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The Newsweek Redesign: Hit or Miss?
This post is probably more interesting for the comments then the actual post. A number of people voice their opinion on the new Newsweek design. What do you think, have you even picked up a copy in the last couple of years?


I liked the photo comparing three different adapters for juicing up an iPhone.


Flickr Mobile for Android & iPhone Shows You Photos Taken Nearby Your Current Location (Sort of anyway)
Pretty cool feature, I’ve tried it on my iPhone with ok results. It’s location is a bid broad but the concept is fascinating.

Why the iPhone will never be the biggest money generating platform « Alexander van Elsas’s Weblog on new media & technologies and their effect on social behavior_1245607130744

Why the iPhone will never be the biggest money generating platform
There’s a lot to consider with this post and the reference info. Interesting to note that the iPhone is about 1% of the mobile market.

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The iPhone is a Subscription
A different way to look at how the iPhone is sold.

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Art & Copy (Advertising Industry Documentary, Sundance 2009)
I want to see the film Art & Copy, seems like it could be more interesting then Helvetica…

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Re-envisioning The Trading Floor
I kind of wished they went into more depth with the trading floor.

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Whatever you do, don’t center that logo!
Funny how American Eagle Outfitters is causing such discomfort to Mr. Kingsley at Landor.

Palm Pre Launches with System Fonts by Font Bureau | Typophile_1245607187677

Palm Pre Launches with System Fonts by Font Bureau
I’m not sure the Palm Pre is really going to make a dent to the iPhone, but I’m always interested in reading how typefaces are developed for on screen applications.


Sexy Faces
A collection of what’s been released typeface wise for 2009 so far.

+KN | Kitsune Noir » Hug Chair by Ana Kraš_1245607216340

Hug Chair by Ana Kraš
I really like the balance of this chair. I wonder what it’s like to sit in…

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Ross Racine creates artwork from fictitious communities and subdivisions.
I luv this idea.

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WSDOT South Central Region Sign Shop – Flickr set
We see signs all day long every day. But have we really considered how their produced? Here’s a bunch of photos of street signs being made. Cool stuff.

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Air Conditioner
I like this idea more then turning the volume to 11.

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From “Top Gun” to top shot
Cool collection of photos and process on how it was captured.

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girl at a window
This type of photo collection is actually quite difficult to pull off successfully.

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Readerville 2000-2009, Thanks for the Memories
It’s too bad that this site has stopped. They had quite the run to say the least.

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Link Drop (6·12·09) http://designnotes.info/?p=1804 http://designnotes.info/?p=1804#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:11:27 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1804 Link Drop Themes

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first hand early in the week. Quite a few interesting blogs passed some nice traffic to me because of it, so I thought in return I’d compile those sites near the top of this post. I also got a lot of interesting response from my AIGA post, a significant amount coming via twitter which I thought was interesting. On top of all that, there was a lot of great stuff on the net. So adding that all up I finally can present last weeks Link Drop. See you back in a couple days…

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L’Observatoire International
If you get the opportunity to walk the High Line at night, these are the people responsible for the great lighting design. It was one of my favourite parts of the experience walking around that first night.

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When the High Line Was for Lowlifes
I can only imagine all the stories like this that abound from people and the High Line back in the day.

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The High Line is Open!
There’s some good links about the High Line during it’s conception phase.

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The High Line
There’s a great opening quote talking about the High Line and nice use of my photos that they asked about using before they published.

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Bahntrasse mit neuer Funktion
This has to be my new fav. site that passed on traffic to my site. My unique visits went through the roof after their post.


Happy to see a non design post associated with quips coming to my High Line post.

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High Line open
Quick post with reference links to some of the first High Line reviews, cool to be included.

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High Line Opening Roundup
Nice to be included in the PSFK round up, too bad they spelled my last name incorrectly. Oh well, better than not being mentioned at all.

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SVA Service Design Lecture: Recap
Interesting observations about the talk I was at last week. They’ve included a couple people’s audio clips of the talk.

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Design for Service
Digging around the site of reading the review I found a good collection of books for anyone wanting to get more knowledge about Service Design.

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Post TYPO Berlin 2009 – Making Amends With Mrs Eaves
I’m not sure how I missed this video the first time around, but there’s some great footage and recap of a designer that is known for drawing type all over herself.

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Hype for Type
The person behind this site did all the right things to get the word out to the design blog sites out there. I might do an interview with them as they mentioned something kind of interesting about why they wanted to start the site in the email I got. They were “frustrated with the lack of quality and original typefaces within the design community.” I’d like to hear more about that from them.

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rosa maria
I thought the image was a nice extension of those blocky letter forms out there at the moment.


Promax|BDA North America 2009 Conference
I’m hopefully going to be covering a couple of the talks for this conference next week. Are you planning to be there?


New Mingering Mike exhibition in Washington, DC opens this Saturday, 6/13
I’d love to see this somewhere in New York at some point in the not so distant future.

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he sees, he’s a seer
The idea has a lot of potential though I wish it did more then just use the Amazon api for suggestions. If only there was a real person behind this—or better yet a group of librarians to offer suggestions.

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Kindle’s Not Working
I don’t have a Kindle and I’ve often wondered if it’s a bit overpriced considering a netbook doesn’t have any of the same limitations that Amazon has put on their machine.

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Guy #3
I thought the video was quite amazing, and better yet I don’t think it was staged.

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The New Negroponte Switch
Good presentation to look at about stuff moving away from academic discourse and application of interactive ideas in the real world.

The Media Equation - In Media’s Hometown, Two Paths and Two Moods - NYTimes.com_1244846395071

In One City, Two Soirees Ages Apart
A contrast of a couple worlds inside NYC.

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More iPhone Apps for the Home Cook
If you’re into cooking and have an iPhone, you might want to give a couple of these apps a testing.

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Are you kidding me?
I thought the modularity and the unlimited number of sitting combinations to be kind of interesting. Too bad the price is kind of crazy.

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The National Openings Through the Years
This was quite a blast from the past for me. I remember seeing all of these from the CBC with the exception of the first video they show.

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IAC’s Diller: The iPhone is our crystal ball
Kind of telling about what one media person see’s the digital market heading…

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In Tough Economy, New Survey Shows Design Professionals Use More Stock Photography to Cut Costs
Interesting survey that I was emailed.

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Apple stuns WWDC crowd with pulsating App Store hyperwall
This is a pretty cool visualization of the apps being sold. Too bad itunes is a really bad experience in finding new apps. I think I’m going to do a blog post about that soon.


I discovered this neat site via twitter. Cool observations on what he does.


Fun with flash—something I don’t normally say…

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I haven’t actually had time to read this, but it’s next on my hit list once I have five minutes to sit down.

Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism

Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?
Another perspective on what needs to be done with journalism. Everyone has an opinion these days it seems. I wonder if anyone aside from journalists are actually reading these things.

Microsoft Biffs the Bing Logotype | blog.choppingblock.com_1244846852218

Microsoft Biffs the Bing Logotype
I liked this first person account of working at Microsoft as an intern and how there was actually good design going on, and how it kept getting killed. Relates to that awful Bing logo.

The Architecture Issue - Data Center Overload - NYTimes.com_1244846862178

Data Center Overload
The whole magazine issue is quite strong content wise, the redesign looks like it came from New York Magazine. Here’s one article from the Infrastructure issue.

+ HORT « PLUS and MINUS things_1244846894360

My friend has a great eye and mind for picking stuff to talk about.

Banksy's Bristol show - Thinking aloud_1244846906169

Banksy’s Bristol show
Banksy’s got a new show, would be interested to get my hands on the book if there was one. From some of the clips it looks like a lot of his stuff from NYC is on display from the pet store.

Asian Poses - The Definitive Guide to Asian Poses_1244846922334

Asian Poses
One of the more popular posts on twitter that I mentioned this week. Fun—no?

Power Issue 10 | design mind_1244846930046

design mind magazine the theme of POWER
Happy to say that I have my hands on the paper version of this, looking forward to reading what it has to say about Power.

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Interview with Anne Helmond
Good interview about blogging if you’re into that kind of thing.

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I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually get mentioned that much, but there’s a couple mentions of it. Usually by Wednesday I’m wondering if I’m going to have enough stuff that keep me interested, and it was the same this week. Yet I managed to find more then I’ve been able to post for a couple weeks—go figure.

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This is one of my new favourite reading sites. While they don’t have a ton of free books to choose from, the option of having small chunks of the story emailed on a daily basis is nice. Through a five or ten minute read on a daily basis the chances of completing the book grow exponentially. There’s also a really nice UI that goes along with the options when a person chooses a book.

Design - Focusing Design Solutions on Social Problems - NYTimes.com_1243552050556

Focusing Design Solutions on Social Problems
Happy to read about design in a non flashy way once in a while. Using process to get to a better understanding and changing behavior is what it’s all about.

Conceptual Trends and Current Topics_1243552057655

Digital Socialism
One of the most interesting aspects is the first comment suggesting that volunteering isn’t just a thing of socialists but also of religion—I just found that interesting in a non obvious way. And by my suggesting this, probably way too much of a generalization but, I’m pretty sure most people that are on the digital side have never considered how closely those two ideals in sharing knowledge are. I know I didn’t.

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Making Policy Public: Predatory Equity
Every once in a while I get email from Urban Omnibus mentioning posts that they’ve put up. What I appreciate about the info is that the posts really dig into using design for improvement and talk about how they did it.

New Path | Michael Karnjanaprakorn_1243552094285

New Path
Great post for anyone that’s motivated about their career. If you’re successful you’ve probably already been in the same mindset, but it’s good to remember those ideals once in a while.

Webvisions Slides and Handouts_1243552100633

Web Visions 2009 Presentation
These pdfs are a really great source of information for people in the business of design. Like REALLY helpful—go there now and download them!

Agile Process | Konigi_1243552107830

Agile Process
A collection of information on Agile Process—happy to see my presentation included.

 More Startups, Fewer Giants, Infinite Opportunity_1243552135375

The New New Economy: More Startups, Fewer Giants, Infinite Opportunity
This is why I wanted to go to a startup to learn what big business couldn’t teach.

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How David Beats Goliath
I haven’t had time to read this, but I think I’m going to like it…

Not by Links Alone « Networked News_1243552216619

Not by Links Alone
Smart post that anyone interested in news, search or google should read.

 Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken—And Do A Lot Of Listening | paidContent.org_1243552233881

Advice For NYT’s Social Media Editor: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken—And Do A Lot Of Listening
Advice that anyone working on the interwebs should probably take a look at.

twootles! search Google & Twitter_1243552246652

Nice simple search results page combining google and twitter.

Some tips from Google's CEO Eric Schmidt - FA | Exposure_1243552252646

Some tips from Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt
A collection of quotes.

Ebon Heath and his visual poetry | yatzer | Design Architecture Art Fashion +more_1243552259061

Ebon Heath and his visual poetry
Really novel way of using letters in art.

Typography in China_1243552265126

Typography in China
Fascinating breakdown of type design in China.

OFFF 2009 | Sponsor Titles - Onesize Motion Direction Design_1243552279379

OFFF 2009 | Sponsor Titles
I’m not usually a fan of motion design, but this is really smart though it does get a bit long. Great concept and well worth taking the time to watch the whole thing.

Computerlove™ | Connecting Creative Talents._1243552289816

way shape form
Nice illustration/art thing.

 An Interview with Richard Mosse_1243552299951

Saddam’s Palaces: An Interview with Richard Mosse
I find it actually quite amazing that I can read something like this on a blog and probably wouldn’t expect to see it in a mainstream magazine. Kind of telling for the state of publishing.

Apple Pie Charts | The Dapper Alchemist_1243552306558

Apple Pie Charts
Info design that is actually kind of meaningful and interesting. And can’t really be created on the computer the same way everything else seems to be being pumped out these days.

37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About | FlowingData_1243552313545

37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About
I found a couple new blogs in this list that I haven’t seen before.

2009 Indy 500 Car Tracker | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star_1243557895810

2009 Indy 500 Car Tracker
Really fascinating way to watch the race within a couple minutes. There’s some interesting patterns that happen, and some that don’t emerge at all.

Location-based timeline ∞ precious forever_1243552319595

Location-based timeline
Interesting concept that I think can be built on.

Keri, The Canadian Explorer | KeriCDN - Home - Me Tonight_1243552325555

Me Tonight
I really like this combo of real life imagery and arrows juxtoposed together. It tells a story and then shows the actions afterwards. I don’t think I’ve come across this kind of visualization before.

Geek Clock | Clock | Home_1243552336218

Geek Clock
This clock both makes me feel smarter and hurts my head at the same time.

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Self Control App
Who couldn’t use a little help in terms of time management.

Superlocal » Blog Archive » DJ Pod_1243552349039

DJ Pod
I’d like to hang out in a room drinking fancy drinks while this dj table was bouncing around. A couple super model would be an added bonous…

 The book is here_1243552355499

The book is here
Great idea from a talented illustrator, order his book from him and he’ll add one more illustration by hand. I also noticed that he was giving shout outs to people via twitter that were buying it.

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Cover Story: Finger Painting
I think by now we’ve all seen the cover of the year from the New Yorker. What you may not have known is that I mentioned him in early March, which I found via twitter a couple days before that…

Manhattanhenge | Hayden Planetarium_1243552369218

If you’re in Manhattan this weekend, be sure to be facing west around Saturday, May 30 — 8:17 P.M. It’s when you can see the sun fall directly down the streets of NYC.

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Mannahatta in Miniature
I love looking at anything that has to do with Manhattan, especially with this project. I think I’m going to have to check out the exhibition this weekend, can’t wait to get my hands on the book at some point soon either.

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Helsinki x New York
Sometimes I think NYC is small and then I read a post like this and it shrinks even more. Nice write up from a couple friends on different sides of the pond at the moment.

Metropolis POV » Heralding the Latest Street Closures_1243552392386

Heralding the Latest Street Closures
Hopefully you’re not tired of me talking about NYC because what is going on in Manhattan with the streets is very special. Super cool to see what in my backyard. I’m so looking forward to not bumping into so many people at rush hour once the roads have been taken back to pedestrians.

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